Market Advisory, August 5

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For the week of August 5th

Close contact with our growers about current weather and growing conditions allows us to give weekly updates to keep you informed. We offer current quality and market updates for each category of produce all in one place.


Here are some products with great quality and prices this week.

Good local supplies and good quality are coming in from Riverside Farms, Svihel Farms, Costa Farms, Zywiec Farms, and Axdahls Farm. BIX is also stocking Pure Delight White Corn from Axdahl Farms.

Brussel Sprouts:
Markets continue a downward trend. We have been seeing nicer quality sprouts over the last week. Product should be plentiful and markets are flat now that Salinas supplies are fully up and running.

Local Product Availability: Bi Color Corn, White Pure Delight Corn, Green Beans, Wax Beans, Romano Beans, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Hydro Bibb Lettuce, Green Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Bushel Boy Tomatoes, Radishes, Red Potatoes, Rhubarb, Kale, Lacinato Kale, Red/Rainbow/Green Chard , Medium and fancy Zucchini, Yellow Squash, Medium Carton Red
and Green Cabbage


Here are some products to buy with caution this week.

We are starting to see a gap in supply with very low volumes out of Mexico. Pricing is subject to change daily. The new crop is going to be short in most production areas and the old crop is pretty much done. We can expect a gap to run into mid to late September.

Demand far exceeds the limited supplies. Domestic Ventura County is
nearly finished picking and working out of limited storage. Importers of
offshore fruit are still waiting on usable volume of fruit to begin to arrive next week, with crop reports to be lighter in volume. We can expect to run into supply issues this week. Markets are up!!

Avocado markets have gone up again. Fruit is getting tighter especially the smaller sizes. Fruit within the same case may be inconsistent in how they ripen. Expect this market to be tighter for at least the next month on all sizes. We will bring in California and Peruvian fruit as we can to try and give us more options. Expect this market to increase dramatically in the next week or two and then it should stabilize and work its way back down.


Download the full Market Advisory:

Market Advisory_Aug 5